Hans Scholl’s reasons
When I first decided to produce and distribute leaflets, it was obvious to me that such conduct was in opposition to the current regime. And I was convinced that I must act on my inner convictions. I believed that this inner duty was greater than the oath that I had sworn as a soldier. I knew what I took upon myself and I was prepared to lose my life by so doing.
Source: Hans Scholl’s second interrogation, February 18, 1943 (after 4 a.m.)